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Your Christmas celebrations are over, but who says the fun and indulgence shouldn’t continue? Ginuary is the antithesi s of Dry January, created by gin-lovers as a way to dedicate a whole month to their favourite alcoholic drink. There is no hard-and-fast way to celebrate Ginuary; as long as you involve the spirit in one way or another, then you’re doing it right. The most popular approach is to try a new kind of gin on each day of the month, and where better to do this than at one of the UK’s growing number of specialist gin bars? Check out our guide to some of the best gin-spots in the country.

What makes a good pub carpet?

Creating the ultimate pub carpet is probably an impossible task, but there are a few carpets out there that come very cl ose to perfection. The pub carpet performs a number of functions: a) absorb spillages, vomit and food, sometimes all three at once, b) keep the floor warm, c) liven up a banal space and d) provide punters a piece of public art they can appreciate. Kit Caless, author of Spoon's Carpets, explores 5 basic rules of pub carpet creation.

Good Pubs for Festive Feasts

Pack in as many Christmas dinners as possible this December, and even take away the pressures of preparation and the cal amities of cooking on Christmas day itself, by enjoying a fantastic dining experience at one of these Good Pub Guide pubs. Don’t be a turkey, go and get stuffed!

Hygge Pubs

Autumn is undeniably here and winter is looming; the days are drawing in and we’re beginning to feel those first bites of frost on our skin. With this, the Danish quality of ‘hygge,’ which evokes a spiritual and physical cosiness, seems like a very appealing notion. So we thought we’d help you do hygge the British way, which means spending some quality time with your friends or family by a roaring fire in some of the UK’s cosiest pubs.

Exploring London’s Edgelands by Euan Ferguson

Euan Ferguson is a freelance writer and was the principal bars and pubs writer for Time Out London for six years. He’s the author of Drink London: The 100 Best Bars and Pubs (Frances Lincoln, 2014) and Craft Brew: 50 Homebrew Recipes from the World’s Best Craft Breweries (Frances Lincoln, 2016).

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